Cath Senker

Cath Senker - Author, editor, teacher

With 30 years’ experience in publishing, I have written around 170 books for children of all ages, from history, biography, global and social issues to world religions, human geography and environmental topics. I also write for adults. I'm available for new book commissions.

In December 2018, Far From Home, Refugees and Migrants Fleeing War, Persecution and Poverty won the 2018 Educational Writers' Award.


I edit children's educational, trade and  fiction titles; adult non-fiction and craft books; academic reports and online materials. I currently commission and edit the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Consultant Fellow blogs.


I am a Lecturer in Academic Skills at the University of Sussex Law School, offering academic advice to students in one-to-one and group sessions, and undertaking research.

I teach English to refugees and migrants at the Migrant English Project and run a story-reading group for the students.

Featured Book

Stranded in the Six-Day War

The extraordinary story of the 14 merchant ships trapped in the Suez Canal at the start of the Six-Day War in June 1967.

Listen to a podcast about the story. Watch the Al Jazeera documentary.

This is a brilliantly researched and written account of an almost forgotten incident in the 1967 Middle East war. It's full of tasty nuggets of detail. The war stranded ships that were passing through the Suez Canal, and created a unique community of marooned seafarers. Recommended.

Jeremy Bowen, August 2017 (BBC Middle East editor and author of Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East).

Stranded in the Six-Day War, Cath Senker

From my blog

What refugees need: Perspectives from Migrant English Project students

Here's a report I wrote as part of the Hopeful Solidarities research project Cath's report_v4
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Hope and Solidarity at Migrant English Project

Migrant English Project (MEP) is run by volunteers. It is a safe space where refugees and migrants can learn English. A short report for MEP by Cath Senker, Amy Clarke and Ben Rogaly[1] All names ...
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Calling Great Bitter Lake stamp enthusiasts!

Compiling a catalogue of stamps issued some 50 years ago is a challenge. Issued in small quantities, usually fewer than 200, some of them fade if exposed to light. The Great Bitter Lake Association Stamp ...
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